"The blob" is the ominous nickname used by fishermen and marine biologists to describe warm ocean conditions that appeared in the North Pacific in 2014. It lingered for about two years and the negative impacts on Alaska’s marine ecosystem were widely reported. But for...read more
Skagway legend Carlin “Buckwheat” Donahue died this week after a heart attack in Oklahoma. Donahue is survived by his niece Kelly and his grand-nephew Matt. And his namesake cross-country race will live on, too. Donahue grew up in the lower 48, but he arrived in...read more
The Haines Planning Commission voted to postpone discussion of a controversial heliport permit last week. It’s not the first time the conditional use permit for Big Salmon Ventures has come before the body. Big Salmon Ventures LLC, the company of Haines resident...read more
The Kensington gold mine south of Haines applied to the U.S. Forest Service for a permit to expand operations and extend the life of the mine by a decade. An opportunity for public comment in Haines is part of the process. About a dozen Coeur Alaska employees brought...read more
In response to concerns from the municipality, Norwegian Cruise Lines agreed to pay for third-party emissions monitoring in Skagway starting next summer. Towards the end of September, dozens of residents complained to the municipality about blue smoke from a...read more
Rockfish rebound in Alaska waters; tribal governments speak up for the Roadless Rule; a scombroid poisoning alert.
Skagway bids farewell to a local legend; Haines school sports grapples with reduced winter ferry service; Coast Guard experiences VHF radio outages.
Haines residents speak out against proposed heliport permit, again; National Weather Service Juneau launches new Weather SEAKers podcast.
Haines men find strength in vulnerability and the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission speaks out for salmon.
Coeur Alaska employees visit Haines to hear public comment on proposed expansion of Kensington Mine; Sitka Tribe of Alaska partners with the Forest Service to teach gardening and the history of Tlingit potatoes.
Chinook salmon count in Whitehorse is at a record low and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory committee works to relocate a target shooting range.
Senator Dan Sullivan visits Haines; Norwegian Cruise Lines agrees to third party emissions testing in Skagway.
Haines Glacier Bears celebrate statewide cross country championship victories and Alaska Department of Fish and Game weighs in on increased bear activity in the Haines area.
Haines man mauled by bear along the Chilkat River; Skagway Assembly welcomes new members and bids farewell to old members; New report says that logging in the Tongass is costing taxpayers millions in federal subsidies.
Haines voters green light a new marijuana sales tax and local acidification testing takes a winter break.
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Henry Leasia is a reporter from Portland, Oregon. He first caught the radio bug after starting a live storytelling show/podcast called It’s a Wise Child with some friends at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since graduating in 2016 he’s produced a show about non-profits for XRAY.fm, worked as a production assistant for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s weekday talk show Think Out Loud and most recently reported as a newsroom intern for Alaska Public Media in Anchorage. Outside of the newsroom, he spends time skateboarding, practicing Spanish and making music.
Claire Stremple is a radio and print journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area who has reported on everything from hot dogs to the opioid crisis. Claire is the 2018 Solutions Journalism Health Fellow. Previously, she was a producer and mentor for KALW’s Oakland Voices Community Journalism Project, and a resident at the Mesa Refuge. Her work has been featured on public radio stations throughout California and on NPR.